Navigating Interpersonal Relationships
For: All Dalhousie and King’s students
Where: Online with the Dalhousie Student Health and Wellness secure video platform
Group Facilitator: Dr. Heather Patterson & Dr. Jason Chatman
When: Tuesdays 1 – 2:30pm from February 7– April 11
Registration is required.
This is a process-oriented group where participants will share their experiences and hear about the experiences of others within a drop-in setting. Participants can self-refer or be referred by a Student Health and Wellness practitioner. Please note, a facilitator will connect with you ahead of group to send you group guidelines and the Zoom link.
Group requirements: Participants should have specific interpersonal/relational patterns or goals that they would like to work on within session.
Some examples of these issues may include:
- Working on being more open in relationships
- Feeling angry or dissatisfied in relationships
- Struggling to have close or deep relationships
- Being a “people pleaser”
- Relying on substances to socialize (alcohol, cannabis)
- Struggling to communicate needs directly
- Experiencing anxiety in social situations
- Difficulty trusting others
- Manipulating others to get needs met
- Being controlling (or easily controlled) in relationships
- Frequently ghosting others and/or being ghosted
Exclusionary criteria include individuals who are actively experiencing suicidal ideation (i.e., with plan and/or intent) or who are not able to engage with a group in a collaborative fashion due to severe challenges with emotional regulation.
All registrants will be contacted by the facilitator to confirm other details in advance.